Did you know that your anytime your child’s school proposes a change to their services, or your make a request that is denied, you need to receive a letter in writing stating this. This is called Prior Written Notice.
In the state of Tennessee, Prior Written Notice (PWN) is required when your school system proposes, refuses or initiates a change of:
• Evaluation• Identification (determining a student is eligible)• Appropriate educational placement• Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Anytime the school says “no” about education, or a change of service is proposed or refused, parents must be provided a completed Prior Written Notice form. If it is NOT provided, ask for it. This is a parental right.
CLICK HERE to see a sample of a Prior Written Notice form.